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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Snipshot: The Future of Photoshop?


Though not a bettin' man—if I were, I'd bet on Snipshot. With big boy funding by YCombinator, it just might be a precursor to what Photoshop may look like in the future. I've posted about an online resource called Resizr previously, but this one takes the cake.

Snipshot's a great way to save any photo you have, or one from the web as GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG or TIF, and then you can crop, rotate, resize, and conduct image adjustments like contrast, brightness, saturation, sharpness and hue. It's not limited to tiny web photos either, we're talking photos up to 10 MB, or 25 megapixels (5000x5000 pixels). Like a Mac there are unlimited undo and redo (Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+Y, or ⌘Z and ⌘Y on your Mac) and you can import PDF (first page only), EPS or SVG. It's also "nondestructive editing" when you consider Snipshot always works from a copy of the original image.
Best of all, it's 100% browser based, no plug-ins required, and no downloading software! I've used this, and it really is amazing.

For cheapskates who don't have Photoshop, this is a great junkyard dog solution, and perhaps, a sign of things to come?

( via Christian Science Monitor )

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Abhi said...

Hi Barry,

Check out www.flauntR.com too. It show how much online photo editing has advanced over the last year.

Superb description ('Communication designer') . Took the liberty of sharing it with some of my friends.

Regards,
Abhi

1:28 PM  
Blogger studiosmith said...

Abhi - First of all, thank you for taking the time to comment, and for stopping by. I will take a look at the link you sent me. Thank you kindly for that. The term communication designer I believe better describes the role. Graphic designer tends to denote more of a surface designer than a strategic thinker. It is also a combination of words which is easy for people to understand.

4:13 PM  

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